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Sep 4, 2012 6:00pm EDT
tv 11. there is no chance he will overshadow michelle obama, one of the keynote speakers tonight. >> first democrats are taking care of business, including adopting the parti's platform. platform. >> a lot of excitement as delegates get down to business. they have a full evening, capping off with the speech from the first lady. delegates for the democratic convention are making history, adopting the first platform to include same-sex marriage. a move cheered by members of the lgbt caucus. >> folks like you are not going to stand for any less. >> it also takes on the opposition mentioning mitt romney dozens of times by name. but the highlight is the prime time speech by first lady michelle obama. >> you will have a personal perspective on the president, his determination during a challenging time. >> observers say her job is to serve as a character witness to humanize her husband and to explain what he has done in a non-partisan way. >> the things she has going for her is that when she says something, it is not seen as political. >> the president will be watching with his daughter
Sep 4, 2012 5:00pm EDT
the election. 20 points lower than last time. democrats hope michelle obama can help tonight, urging a big turnout. >> it is our responsibility at whatever age to exercise their rights that people before us fought for us to have. >> i am going to be home watching it with our gross. i am going to try to not let them see their dad cry. because when she starts talking, i get misty. >> mitt romney's running mate continued his counter dnc tour. >> after four years of runaround, what america needs is a turnaround. >> back in charlotte, there is heavy security. some demonstrations with the convention getting started. one hour will be broadcast tonight. michelle obama's speech and the keynote address by san antonio mayor julian castor, who will urge a big hispanic turnout. wbal tv 11 news. back to you. >> martin o'malley is scheduled to address the convention ted 10:00 tonight. >> it is just a few minutes. 10:00 is prime time. it will be televised. and of course that is been prompting buzz about his presidential ambitions. he is considered by many a rising star in the democratic party. have you he
Sep 22, 2012 5:00am EDT
this morning is first lady michelle obama's visit to baltimore. she spoke to a sold out crowd at a fund-raising event at morgan state university. tv cameras weren't allowed inside that venue but those who paid to get in said the first lady got a rock star reception. >> it was beyond anything i have ever heard. i never heard anyone walk on a stage and get such an eruption of powerful love. >> some of the 2,000 supporters who packed the murphy fine arts center describe a loud and long explosion of cheers as first lady michelle obama took the stage. >> it did really erupt. she hardly could get started talking and people just wouldn't even let her stop. >> only print journalists were allowed inside, no tv cameras allowed, but supporters shared some pictures as they explained the consistent themes of the first lady's speech. most say she focussed a lot of education and health care. >> talking about students receiving aid and grants. i'm a graduating senior. i go to school on federal aid. if it wasn't for the bills that barack obama has passed, i would be unable to attend. so that was a highl
Sep 23, 2012 5:00am EDT
under way across the country. the right to vote must be protected. michelle obama told leaders in washington that they owe it to those who fought and died for equal rights in the 1960s to make sure that every voter can freely cast a ballot. her comments at the annual awards banquet for the congressional black caucus come amidst a push to tax laws requiring voters to show id at the polls. >> i know that we can carry on that legacy. i know that we can meet our obligation to continue that struggle. and i know we can finish the journey we started and fulfill the promise f o'our democracy for all our children. >> comparing to it the civil rights movement, mrs. obama calling voting rights the march of our time and the sit-in of our day. remember, you can get the latest political news on our website wbal the you'll find the most up to the minute information information. just click on politics. we do have a programming note for you. we'll have a q and a guest later on. if you have a question for the county executive send them in. e-mail your questions to sunday questions at wba
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